Tag: eco-friendly

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Green Ideas for Your Outdoor Lighting

Though my budget may not reflect it, I’m a total freak for lighting. Indoor, outdoor, you name it: I want great lighting. But great lighting is an energy suck, or at least it used to be. The latest and greatest advances in light bulbs and how we power them have given the greenest of lighting freaks a […]

EnergyStar appliances

Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]

Energy Efficiency at Home

7 Green Tips for Improving Home Energy Efficiency in Winter

There are many ways to go about “greening” your house during the fall and winter months. Some solutions are long-range investments, while others require significant DIY skill or the use of an outside contractor. Today, let’s focus on 7 eco-friendly tips that are both easy and cost effective for helping you lower your energy usage during […]